I co-ran UCL's Minorities and Philosophy Chapter throughout my doctoral studies.
During this time we set up a number of initiatives:
-Fortnightly reading group
-Welcome drinks for female graduate students
- Panel discussions with undergraduates
- Inclusive seminar practice as part of teacher training
- Lobbying for inclusive syllabi
- Annual public MAP lecture and graduate masterclass,
now a department staple:
The Harriet and Helen Memorial Lecture
The lecture is named is in honor of John Stuart Mill's wife and step-daughter who contributed to John Stuart Mill's work both by conducting the domestic labour required to sustain his work, and by significantly influencing the content of Mill's thought. In its various chapters around the world, including at UCL, MAP aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. The name of this lecture is a reminder that there have always been invisible minority philosophers; people contributing to philosophical inquiry and debate, even when their names and contributions are obscured.
'Whoever, either now or hereafter, may think of me and my work I have done, must never forget that it is the product not of one intellect and conscience but of three, the least considerable of whom, and above all the least original, is the one whose name is attached to it.' (John Stuart Mill, 1873)
Society for women in philosophy:
Good Practice Guide: